Complete formation and Line-up
So we have a 4-1-4-1 set-up the question is who are the best players to put in it to get one over on Leicester City. Of course, Hugo Lloris is in the goal and we know the other two 1’s in the line-up Pierre Højbjerg and Harry Kane.
The back four – given the available resources – would be Sergio Reguilon, Joe Rodon, Toby Adlerweireld, and Serge Aurier. This would afford Tottenham the most athleticism and flexibility in the set-up. Yes, we could see Davinson Sanchez but Rodon needs the experience of Alderweireld still.
That leaves us with our attacking four. We start with Steve Bergwijn getting another opportunity on the left side of the pitch, his natural position. Then use Giovani Lo Celso and Dele Alli in the center of the park in front of Højbjerg. Lo Celso will be the more box to box and player to drop deeper if need be. This would allow Dele to make runs up top, particularly if Kane drops deep.
Then the right-wing would be Heung-Min Son. Given the set-up and formation is about stretching Leicester City in the corner against their back three, allowing the South Korean to attack to his naturally stronger side will benefit him, Harry Kane, and Tottenham Hotspur.
If things go to plan the wings and the two central midfielders will all run their butts off applying pressure all over the pitch and forcing the issue. This means we will need reinforcements in the engine room.
Around an hour Tanguy Ndombele comes on for Lo Celso along with Lucas Moura for Dele Alli. Ideally, that third sub is Erik Lamela who goes more central pushing Moura to whatever wing comes off the pitch. It would be whichever is having the lesser game – so Son against Villa.
Of course, as we saw injuries and goals can derail all kinds of things, but this seems a set-up ready to handle the Leicester attack and give as good as it gets.